Raleigh, North Carolina 

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Weather in Raleigh, North Carolina

The most pleasant months of the year for Raleigh are May, September and April. In Raleigh, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Raleigh with an average high temperature of 89.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Raleigh with 1.9 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June.


Today's Weather - Raleigh, NC

1 AM PST

Mostly Cloudy

66°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
OvernightMostly Cloudy65° / 79°S 5 mph
Thursday NightShowers And Thunderstorms Likely55° / 66°SW 12 to 17 mph
Friday NightMostly Clear41° / 59°N 3 to 8 mph
Saturday NightPartly Cloudy45° / 64°NE 1 to 5 mph
Sunday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers then Mostly Clear38° / 50°W 5 to 10 mph
Monday NightClear32° / 57°NW 2 to 7 mph
Tuesday NightClear39° / 66°SW 2 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 30
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Raleigh area is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in North Carolina.

7.5 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January51° 30°
February55° 32°
March63° 39°
April72° 47°
May79° 56°
June87° 65°
July90° 69°
August88° 68°
September82° 61°
October72° 49°
November63° 40°
December54° 33°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Raleigh
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January019101
February01591
March08100
April1190
May20100
June90100
July150110
August110100
September3080
October0170
November0680
December01690

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


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Reviews for Raleigh    215 Reviews
Why We Said No to Raleigh and Yes to Wilmington NC - 12/31/2018
Better weather, great eats, funky historic neighborhoods walking distance to downtown... an artsy vibe, brew pubs and dog parks. This was what we were hoping to find in... Read More

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Living & Working in Raleigh is For Me - 9/23/2018
Living in Raleigh has been wonderful for my family and my business. As a roofing contractor, we are able to help our community protect their most valuable asset, their... Read More

Worst experience ever - 6/17/2018
I have lived in 10+ different cities throughout my life (London, SF, NYC, Chicago etc) and move to Raleigh for a work opportunity. Worst decision I have ever made. First... Read More


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